PHOENIX, Ariz. – In a game that saw just 11 total hits, Seattle University baseball came up short in a 6-0 to defeat to Grand Canyon University in Western Athletic Conference action Friday night at GCU Ballpark.
The Redhawks (8-28, 4-11 WAC) tallied six of the game's 11 hits - one each by six difference players - but could not string together action, as they never managed more than one in an inning.
Their best rally came in the fourth when Kyle Sherick led off with a double, Austin Lively drew a walk and Connor O'Brien laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the two runners into scoring position. But they would remain stranded as GCU starter Kade Mechals worked back-to-back outs to end the inning.
The Lopes collected just five hits off of the Redhawk pitching staff, but also drew eight total walks on the night.
Josh Thompson took the loss after surrendering five runs in four innings. Alex Jemel pitched the final four frames, allowing just one run and no hits.
The Redhawks and Lopes conclude the three-game series Saturday with an 11 a.m. first pitch. For the most up-to-date information on game day, be sure to follow the Redhawks on Twitter at @seattleubase.